"Be Mine" as written by and Peter Buck Bill Berry....
("A speed zone up here too")

I never thought of this as funny
It speaks another world to me
I want to be your Easter bunny
I want to be your Christmas tree

I'll strip the world that you must live in
Of all its godforsaken greed
I'll ply the tar out of your feathers
I'll pluck the thorns out of your feet
You and me
You and me
You and me

And if I choose your sanctuary
I'll want to wash you with my hair
I'll want to drink of sacred fountains
And find the riches hidden there

I'll eat the lotus and peyote
I'll want to hear the caged-bird sing
I'll want the secrets of the temple
I'll want the finger with the ring
You and me
You and me
You and me

And if you make me your religion
I'll give you all you will need
I'll be the drawing of your breath
I'll be the cup if you should bleed
I'll be the sky above the Ganges
I'll be the vast and stormy sea
I'll be the lights that guide you inland
I'll be the visions you will see
Visions you will see
You will see
You will see
You and me
You and me
You and me
You and me
You and me
You and me

Lyrics submitted by xpankfrisst, edited by montageofheck3

"Be Mine" as written by Peter Buck Bill Berry

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    General CommentI think this is kind of like 'every breath you take' its not a love song at all. not the line 'you will see' 'you will see' 'youa nd me, you and me'. Ever had a crush? its like turning someone into a religion, a drug. its got nothign to do with love, its more sinister than that.
    Joelon October 28, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat kicks me about the last verse is that not only is it religious symbolism, it's death symbolism (blood in a cup, the river Ganges, a light). So he's saying "I will be where you go when you die." Thats the best kind of romantic.
    Zsharrowon February 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of the best love songs in the world ever! it's all so romantic how he likens it to religion and stuff...wowsers. anyways, that's what i think...
    xpankfrisston June 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful love song! one of my faves.
    yogaboaton November 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of the greatest love songs of all time.

    look forward to seeing REM in March
    wilson November 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentheartbreaking.
    SoCoRocks14on December 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this is a beautiful song, but something makes me think there is a deeper meaning to it.

    The line:
    "I'll eat the lotus and peyote."
    - was the first thing that made me doubt the otherwise so obvious meaning.

    There’s just something about the last verse I can’t put my finger on.
    Psilocybinsvampenon January 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't see why, Psilocy. I honestly think this is just a very moving love song.

    Isn't lotus one of those magical/myth things in the old timey greek religions? Peyote is the same sort of thing to Indians (Well, it IS a hallucinogen...).

    The last stanza is pretty much just saying, "I'll be all those things you worship."

    Like you said, it's obvious... I don't see anything more to it.

    Correct me if I'm wrong.

    Peace out.
    Greyshoeson February 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWell, both the lotus and peyote are hallucinogens.

    I just find it hard to believe the sentence "I'll eat the lotus and peyote" is in a sweet love song like this, without a meaning to it. (Don’t take this the wrong way, I’m not saying that hallucinogens are bad.)

    Perhaps I’m just over-interpreting the lyrics.
    Psilocybinsvampenon February 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI would of said it was a love song, just an odd one at that.

    But recently a friend of mine pointed out the hidden yet clear references to jesus ( Iknow I'm not religous either) but he does have a point. I'll only give you 3 examples but others are there.

    1. I want to be your easter bunny I want to be your chritstmas tree. Both refering to holidays that are hidden celebrations of the birth and death of christ.

    2. I want to wash you with my hair. Is about mary madaline and how she washed his feet and dried it with her hair.

    and last and not least...

    3. I'll be the cup if you should bleed.
    is a reference to the last supper when they usually say the wine and bread is the blood and body of christ.

    Again I'm not a holly roller but it does give it a cool hidden depth.
    TheQueerOneon October 28, 2005   Link

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